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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

CARTWRIGHT KING CONTINUE TO TOP THE RANKINGS

September 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

Business defence, crime and mental health specialists Cartwright King, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Birmingham and Sheffield, has been yet again named as the number one firm in the East Midlands and Yorkshire for crime and fraud in the newly published 2010 edition of Legal 500.

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Golf, Bubbles and Good Films – ROWAN LEGAL at 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF

September 2010. Press Releases by ROWAN LEGAL Law Firm (view listing).

Co-organised by KVIFF and ROWAN LEGAL, the annual ROWAN LEGAL FESTIVAL CUP took place at the 45th Karlovy Vary International Festival for the third consecutive time.

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ROWAN LEGAL Partner of the ‘Interdisciplinary Aspects of Introducing IT Systems’ Conference

September 2010. Press Releases by ROWAN LEGAL Law Firm (view listing).

ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm, has become one of the partners of the conference on Interdisciplinary Aspects of Introducing IT Systems. Organised under the auspices of the T-SOFT ETERNITY Foundation, the conference is scheduled for 30 September, 2010 and its venue is Hotel Praha in Prague. Martin Maisner, Partner in ROWAN LEGAL, is on the speakers list.

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Boult Wade Tennant tops The Legal 500 tables for fifth consecutive year

September 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant has successfully retained its top tier position for the fifth consecutive year in The Legal 500 rankings across the three categories of Patent attorneys - London, Trade mark attorneys - London, and Patent and trade mark attorneys - The Regions.

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Carey Olsen advises in a £50million reverse acquisition deal

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised existing AIM company client Breedon Aggregates Limited (formerly Marwyn Materials Limited) in the £50million reverse acquisition of Breedon Holdings Limited.

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RESOLUTION ACCREDITS CARTWRIGHT KING SOLICITOR

September 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

Wayne Hollingsworth, a solicitor with Cartwright King has been successfully accredited by Resolution, the UK’s leading family law group,  as a specialist family lawyer with particular specialism in domestic abuse and children law.

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ALTIUS IP team wins important award

September 2010. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

On 24 June 2010, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) named ALTIUS ‘Contentious IP team of the Year’ for Belgium at its 5th Global Awards ceremony in London. Other firms nominated in this category were Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Howrey and NautaDutilh.

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Olivier Vrins and team contribute to studies of European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy

September 2010. Press Releases by ALTIUS (in cooperation with Tiberghien) (view listing).

As members of the legal sub-group of the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, ALTIUS lawyers and anti-counterfeiting specialists Olivier Vrins and Virginie Fossoul have recently contributed to two important studies of the Observatory on damages in IPR and on corrective measures in IPR.

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Drew & Napier as counsel to Joint Financial Advisers to RHC Healthcare Pte. Ltd

September 2010. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Drew & Napier as counsel to Joint Financial Advisers to RHC Healthcare Pte. Ltd in competiting takeover offers for Parkway Holdings Limited

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Hammarskiöld & Co represented Morgan Stanley in the Sale of Mölnlycke Health Care Group

September 2010. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co, has together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, represented Morgan Stanley Principal Investments, including an affiliated entity, in the sale to Investor of its 34 per cent equity stake in Mölnlycke Health Care Group for a cash consideration of EUR 510 million (approx. SEK 5 billion).

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Business Times on appointment of alternate director

September 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in the Business Times on the heated debate over the appointment of alternate directors for independent directors in listed companies. Last week, NUS professor Mak Yuen Teen questioned the appointment of alternate directors, which are often appointed for unlisted subsidiaries, associated companies and joint venture companies, citing Xpress Holdings as an example.  This sparked off an exchange with Christopher Chong Meng Tak, the only independent director at Xpress Holdings with an alternate director appointed. Among the SGX-listed companies, there are nearly 20 companies with alternate directors. These directors are appointed mainly for non-executive and non-independent directors.

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Stamford Law Scores Again!

September 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Leading Dispute Resolution Heavyweight, Tan Chuan Thye, Joins Its Fast Growing Practice

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AstapovLawyers to head a working group on creating an arbitration forum of the Russian Grain Union

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

01.09.2010 – The Board of Grain Exporters of the Russian Grain Union (RGU), in its meeting on August 19, 2010, approved by a majority vote the formation of a working group on creating the RGU’s international arbitration court. This working group includes representatives of all member companies, and its activities shall be coordinated by the AstapovLawyers law firm. The first meeting of the working group is scheduled for September.

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AstapovLawyers expands presence in the Odesa Region

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The Company allies with Yur.ComM, a leading regional provider of legal services

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009. One of the project goals is the creation of the International Dnieper Basin Commission by three riparian countries:

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009.

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AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grain supplier

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grains supplier and succeeded in the appeal in arbitration held under the FOSFA Rules.

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Sabine Söndergaard vid Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå utsedd till ny VD för Göteborg & Co

September 2010. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Advokaten Sabine Söndergaard vid Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrås Göteborgskontor har rekryterats som VD för Göteborg & Co.

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Petter Holm of the Stockholm office has contributed to European Food & Feed Law Review, no 3, 2010

September 2010. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

The article analyzes and criticizes a recent decision from the Swedish Chancellor of Justice, which denies state liability for losses caused by a misleading information campaign launched by the National Food Authority and the Medical Products Agency against certain food supplements.

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Karnell acquires Iris Invest

September 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Karnell in the transaction.

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Falck acquires Smart Safety/S Reg

September 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

G&D advises Falck in the acquisition of S Reg AB

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Carnegie acquires HQ Bank AB and HQ Fonder Sverige AB

September 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson has assisted Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) and ABCIB Holding AB in the acquisition of all shares in HQ Bank AB and HQ Fonder Sverige AB.

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Setterwalls has assisted Lobus Mobile AB in an acquisition

September 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls has assisted Lobus Mobil AB in its acquisition of the business field Mobile Entertainment Business in Sweden, Norway and Denmark from Aspiro, listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange.

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Bra Bil in transfer of limited partnership company to Hedin Bil

September 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Bra Bil has transferred a limited partnership company to Hedin Bil AB. The partnership owns a real property in Gothenburg. Part of Bra Bil's car sales and repair business, which was conducted at the real property, was also transferred to Hedin Bil. Setterwalls represented Bra Bil in the transaction.

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Legal advisor in the HQ matter

September 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls has been the advisor of HQ AB (publ) since the company publicly announced its requirement to strengthen its capital base due to losses in its trading operation. Setterwalls has, inter alia, advised HQ in connection with the proposed and guaranteed rights issue of SEK 1 billion, and the sale of HQ Fonder to Investment AB Öresund for SEK 850 million to assure HQ’s short-term capital requirement.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Highstreet real estate joint venture in connection with...

September 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

The "Highstreet" joint venture has agreed on substantial further concessions under their lease for about 90 department stores let to insolvent German retailer Karstadt in connection with the sale of Karstadt to Berggruen. Highstreet also successfully restructured their financial obligations.

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bpv GRIGORESCU advises Siemens on the merger of four production facilities

September 2010. Press Releases by bpv GRIGORESCU (view listing).

bpv GRIGORESCU has advised and assisted long standing client Siemens in the reorganization of four production facilities in Romania .

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Asia Ceramics Holdings plc - AIM listing

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Lawyers from Carey Olsen have advised Asia Ceramics Holdings plc on its successful listing on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) which completed on 6 September.

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Advisors to Akbank

September 2010. Press Releases by Paksoy (view listing).

Paksoy is pleased to announce their role as advisors to Akbank in relation to the extension of a 66 million euro project finance loan to Maya Group for the construction and development of a shopping mall project in Ankara.   

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Paksoy advisors to GE Energy on their successful investment in Artesis

September 2010. Press Releases by Paksoy (view listing).

Paksoy is pleased to announce they acted as advisors to GE Energy on their successful investment in Artesis, a predictive maintenance technology company focused on increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs.   

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Guantao advised Sichuan Huiji Food on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia

September 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

Guantao advised Sichuan Huiji Food Industry Limited on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia Investment Limited for capital injection of RMB 80 million in April 2010.

Sichuan Huiji Food Industry Limited is a leading producer and distributor of leisure food in China . Guantao team advising this transaction was led by partner Qiu Guangli, assisted by associates Luo Xi and Deng Yuanyuan.

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Guantao advised T-Star Group on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia

September 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

Guantao acted for T-Star Group on its successful introduction of a PE investor Orchid Asia Investment Limited for capital injection of USD 25 million in April 2010.

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Guantao advised on the initiating, establishment and fund-raising of the Aerospace Industry Fund

September 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

Guantao advised on the initiating, establishment and fund-raising of the Aerospace Industry Fund, the first fund in this industry in China. The fund was founded in January 2010, which has raised funds RMB 3.03 billion and plans to expand to RMB 20 billion.

 

 

 

 

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Guantao advised Sijia Group Company Limited on its listing on the main board of HKSE

September 2010. Press Releases by Guantao Law Firm (view listing).

Guantao advised Sijia Group Company Limited (“Sijia Group”) on its listing on the main board of HKSE (HKSE stock code: 01863) on April 29th of 2010. Sijia Group offered a total of 200,000,000 Shares. The net proceeds of this global offering are about HK$600 million.

 

 

 

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BCCC analyzes every week the Swiss legal questions on the radio

September 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

On a regular weekly program broadcasted on World Radio Switzerland, Stéphanie Fuld explores the Swiss legal landscape in particular the labour, social and immigration practices and gives her recommendations.

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Wistrand företräder Svenskt Näringsliv

September 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand har företrätt Svenskt Näringsliv och dess medlemsorganisationer vid en strukturerad upphandling av säkerhetstjänster.

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Wistrand biträder Staffanstorps kommun i fjärrvärmetransaktion

September 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Staffanstorps kommun har överlåtit sin fjärrvärmerörelse till E.O.N. Fjärrvärmeverket har tidigare drivits av E.O.N. som nu också blir ägare till rörelsen. Tillträde sker så snart kommunfullmäktiges beslut om affären vinner laga kraft, vilket beräknas ske den 1 oktober 2010. Köpeskillingen uppgår till 70 MSEK.

 

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Integrites’ partner is a key speaker at 2010 Mall Expo Trade Summit

September 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

25 August 2010. Kyiv. Mykhailo Parapan, partner of Integrites international law firm will make a presentation on investment protection schemes at Mall Expo-2010 trade summit.

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Integrites joined the national charity project WITH A BOOK IN YOUR HEART

September 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

International law firm Integrites joined the project «With a book in your heart», organized by a «Gifted children – great future» Charity under the auspices of Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture and Turism of Ukraine and National Association of Ukrainian Writers.

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Ukrainian IPO 2011: pending new billion

September 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

UKRAINIAN COMPANIES TO BE SHORT-LISTED AMONG THE MOST PROMISING ISSUERS ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

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Cameroonian journalist wins stay on removal 24 hours before flight due

September 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Cameroonian journalist and NUJ member Charles Atangana has been released from detention after he was granted bail on 12 August. Mr Atangana was detained on the 25 June and served with removal directions to Cameroon after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) refused to recognise his claim for asylum.

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Met challenged over News of the World phone-tapping scandal

September 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Law firm Bindmans LLP will be issuing a Judicial Review on behalf of clients challenging the Metropolitan Police Service's decision not to release information to potential victims of the News of the World phone-tapping scandal.

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Stamford Law’s Director Soh Chun Bin quoted in Business Times on the increase in privitisations

September 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Soh Chun Bin was quoted in Business Times on the increase in privatisations, as valuations begin to ease. According to reports, Chinese companies occupy most of the privatization deals which are in the works. This year, at least 15 firms have sought the privatisation route, out of which 10 have since either been suspended from trading or taken off the local bourse. Most privatizations this year took place mainly because of the current low valuations.

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009. One of the project goals is the creation of the International Dnieper Basin Commission by three riparian countries: Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine.

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SarrauThomasCouderc conseille Comtrade dans le cadre de la cession d’une majorité de son capital

September 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Paris, le 6 septembre 2010. Le cabinet d’avocats d’affaires SarrauThomasCouderc vient de conseiller le grossiste en produits multimédia Comtrade dans le cadre d’une cession de l’ordre de 74% de son capital au groupe irlandais DCC.

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Stamford Law’s Director Soh Chun Bin quoted in Business Times on IPO market in Singapore

September 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Soh Chun Bin was quoted in Business Times on the recovery of the IPO market in the second half of the year 2010.  According to industry players, at least three blockbuster listings are expected by the end of this year. The logistics unit of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Global Logistic Properties (GLP), is believed to be potentially the biggest IPO in Singapore since the $4 billion Singapore Telecommunications raised in 1993.

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Carey Olsen advises on launch of new Jersey-based expert fund

September 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Channel Islands law firm Carey Olsen has advised Investment Services UK Limited (ISUL), the London-based fixed income specialist focused on emerging markets, on the establishment of Amrah Global Opportunities Fund Limited.

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SarrauThomasCouderc accompagne MW Brands dans le cadre de sa reprise par Union Frozen Products

September 2010. Press Releases by Sarrau Thomas Couderc (view listing).

Paris, le 1er septembre 2010. Le cabinet d’avocats d’affaires SarrauThomasCouderc vient d’accompagner la maison-mère de Petit Navire, détenue par le fonds Trilantic Capital Partners, dans son rachat par le groupe thaïlandais Union Frozen Products (Thai Union Frozen Products) pour un montant de 680M€.

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Sale of Sulzer's Real Estate Portfolio to Implenia

September 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Bär & Karrer has advised Sulzer on the sale of its operationally non-essential real estate portfolio and development unit to Implenia.

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31 August 2010 – Sale of Sulzer's Real Estate Portfolio to Implenia

September 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Bär & Karrer has advised Sulzer on the sale of its operationally non-essential real estate portfolio and development unit to Implenia.

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